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Avenged Sevenfold Performs Live With New Drummer For The First Time

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Alternative metal act Avenged Sevenfold performed live with its new drummer Arin Ilejay for the first time recently during its tour stop at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. Fan filmed footage can be viewed below:

Avenged Sevenfold recently offered up the following statement in regards to its new drummer Arin Ilejay:

"We recently asked several friends who knew Jimmy and his style, and also knew our music and each of our personalities to suggest drummers to tour with us starting this year. Our longtime studio drum tech Mike Fasano recommended Arin Ilejay.

"We've rehearsed with Arin and have been impressed with his technical skills, attitude and work ethic. We're very excited to tour with Arin and hope all of you will give him the warm welcome to the family we have."

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16 Comments on "Avenged Sevenfold Performs With New Drummer"

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1. Mason Stewart writes:

I know it was his first show, but I hope that his confidence begins to build up eventually! His head was kept down from what I saw at least. Once he develops his image, I have no doubt that he will be an appropriate fit for A7x. As long as he remains humble, is nice to everyone around him, and respects the memory and legacy of Jimmy, he will go far.

I also hope he knows how f***ing lucky he is! I play in front of hundreds of people, he plays in front of tens of thousands. I mildly wish A7x got a hold of me! ;)

Now you know, if Arin f***s up, I'm your guy! ;)

Keep rockin'
~Mason

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. tallica_fan writes:

^^
well i think you have a very good chance if it doesnt work out with him, you definitely have the 'fa**ot factor.'

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 3:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Deafgreed writes:

Mason, our talent scouts will be in touch you very soon. Arin has refused on several different occasions to swallow and Mr. Shadows is of the opinion that if he's willing to swallow his drummer should too. Also, please submit some video footage of you playing the rusty trombone.

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 4:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. the_dude writes:

Bring PORTNOY back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so he can leave again and then try to join and then they won't let him... hahahahhaahahaaa

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. macky3214 writes:

this is sexual

# Jan 23, 2011 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metal2death writes:

....and still no one gives a sh**

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. 9Maggot9 writes:

Nice, I like it, Arin did a good job thumbs up xD

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Avan SevenfoliDsm writes:

Avenged Sevenfold best band in the world's number one

# Jan 24, 2011 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Ryan9287 writes:

that guy at the beginning would rather kill himself then listen to avenged sevenfold

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 1:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Derp writes:

^
LMAO

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 2:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. KORNDOGG writes:

Everyone is entitled to their own, sick performance if you ask me! But thats just mine....Saw them at Uproar and have liked them ever since. Used to hate them, but their last two albums I really like. Nightmare album reminds me of old GNR

# Jan 25, 2011 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. awesome ness writes:

who is the fa**ot hanging at the top? is he dead?

# Feb 18, 2011 @ 10:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

Can anyone translate post # 8???

# Feb 18, 2011 @ 2:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hellrat writes:

^yes, yes....looking at my lexicons, i believe i can!

its actually very straightforward, and traslates thus:

"I am an utterly tasteless dipsh!t tool boi"

eh, does that seem about right?

# Feb 18, 2011 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^Yep! That's it. Thanks HR!

# Feb 18, 2011 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. vulgardisplay writes:

maybe when the guys talent starts to show, and he gets he name out....he can smarten up and go to an actual band w/ talent

# Feb 19, 2011 @ 3:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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